Mazullo's research interests include issues of identity and authenticity in
popular music culture. His most recent research addresses the music of Soviet composer
Dmitri Shostakovitch. He has received numerous grants to travel to Russia and France to
view rare materials, listen to recordings and receive advanced coaching on this music. 

Mazullo's articles on Nirvana, PJ Harvey and music in the films of David Lynch have
appeared in The Musical Quarterly, Popular Music, The Journal of the American
Musicological Society, Johns Hopkins Magazine and the Star Tribune. He teaches courses in
Music, Politics, Identify, and Western Music, 17th, 18th Century. Mazullo frequently
performs as a pianist in solo, chamber and concerto settings. 

EDUCATION: B.M., The Catholic University of America M.M., Peabody Conservatory, Johns
Hopkins University Ph.D., University of Minnesota 

Mazullo has been teaching at Macalester since 1999. 



My Verdi Year, Yale Review (2014)


The 'rock history reader', Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association (2008)


Shostakovich’s Preludes and Fugues: Fashioning Identities, Representing Relationships (with Chloe Kiritz and Adam Nelson), College Music Symposium (2006)



Concerto Soloist, Beethoven #4, Minnesota Philharmonic (2010)

Courtroom Concert, Beethoven Opus 101, Schubert Club (Landmark Center) (2010)

Lecture-recital, Shostakovich, Chopin Society of Minnesota (2010)

Lecture-recital, Shostakovich, St. Olaf College (2010)

Solo recital, Shostakovich, Jewish Community Center of Manhattan (2010)